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American_Lawn
02-18-2008, 05:10 PM
I will be in the market for a truck this year and I do not know what I want to do with the one I have. It is an 02 ford f150, extcab, with the small v8. I want to add a 2man crew eventually. Should I keep this and turn it into a truck for them and buy one, or just keep this one and buy a used work truck for the crew. They will only be mowing out of it, so I plan on putting a ramp on the back of it. Either way I will be buying a truck, so I figured I would give the older one to the crew and buy a newer one for me. Any advice?

Raven386
02-18-2008, 05:15 PM
when do you plan on starting this 2nd crew?

American_Lawn
02-18-2008, 05:25 PM
I hope to have a guy that I can trust work with me atleast half this season and if things go good then I will expand and pick up two more workers. I am at 135 mow n gos and more are coming. I am getting nervous about all this work. I am only taking what I can handle now, that is why I would rather use my old truck for the other crew and get me another to mow with for myself.

Raven386
02-18-2008, 05:31 PM
If the truck is dependable I'd say make that your 2nd truck and get yourself something else. Why not spoil yourself and get you the nice new truck! There's no point IMO to give your crew a new truck, they will just destroy it. You have the work to justify the purchase, do you have the other equipment to start a 2nd crew or would you have to purchase more equipment too?

American_Lawn
02-18-2008, 05:36 PM
I never buy new. Especially to work out of. But I will be buying equipment for them to run. I plan on getting a quick 32, 21push,trimmer, egder and gas cans. Plus other little stuff. I am thinking about $4500-5000 to get them running with everything.

American_Lawn
02-18-2008, 05:37 PM
Plus the new truck!!!:clapping:

Raven386
02-18-2008, 05:39 PM
Then the ford would be more than enough for them to work out of. So all in all, I say keep the ford make it your 2nd truck and get yourself a new truck. aslong as you have the work to justify it. Good Luck!

American_Lawn
02-18-2008, 05:40 PM
thanks I just wanted to see what others would do.

Lawnvision
02-18-2008, 06:24 PM
yeah, I'd keep it for the other crew and as a backup.

blm86
02-18-2008, 07:20 PM
i would personally get a newer truck for myself, and then give that one to the crew